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Amateur Night: Best Places To Take The Stage In Chicago

Do you have a comedy routine you’d like to try out or feel like sharing your latest poetry? Head to one of these open mics in Chicago to show off your stuff.

05/16/2013

The Gage restaurant, at 24 S. Michigan Av. (Credit: CBS)

Symphony Strike Could Hurt Businesses Near Orchestra Hall

The musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra were on their second day on strike on Sunday. The walkout wasn’t only hitting a sour note with classical music fans, it has also dealt a blow to businesses near Orchetra Hall.

CBS Chicago–09/23/2012

CSO musicians picket outside the orchestra hall Saturday night. (CBS)

CSO Musicians Strike, Throwing Season Into Chaos

Musicians at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra went on strike Saturday, disappointing patrons who showed up for an evening performance, and potentially throwing the organization’s upcoming season into chaos.

09/22/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Music Students

Students From Chicago, Kabul Exchange Music Ahead Of NATO Summit

As part of the activities leading up to the NATO Summit next month, some Chicago high school students traded performances and questions with music students from Afghanistan in a live, electronic hook-up.

WBBM Newsradio–04/27/2012

Conductor Masaaki Suzuki is part of a Japanese orchestra that will perform this weekend in Chicagoland. (CBS)

Japanese Musicians Here Reflect On Their Homeland’s Devastation

Members of the Bach Collegium Japan find solace in their music, which they’ll share this weekend at Valparaiso University.

03/18/2011

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Best Chicago-Based Bands & Musicians

The range of music genres alive in Chicago is vast and this list is meant to be a quick scan of the cream of the crop from varied genres.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2010